BREWSTER DAY CAMP         Newsletter           July 16, 2012    Week #4     Vol. 27  Issue 11
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Older and younger campers sang and CREATED all sorts of music together at camp on Creative Arts Day. 

DATES this WEEK: July 16 - 20, 2012


FAMILY POT LUCK PICNIC: Thursday, July 19, is our annual Potluck Picnic and Talent Show. Join us from 5:00-6:30 for BDC fun. Details below.

SWIM MEET this WEEK: Wednesday, July 18th BDC vs.Cape Cod Sea Camps 1:00-2:45 in our pool. All are welcome.

EVERYDAY FAMILY SWIM: M-F 5:00-6:30 (Weather permitting.  Please call if you are making a special trip.)

EXTRAS: There is still room to add the following to your camper's schedule: Semi Private Swim, Tennis, Golf, Sailing School, Stand Up Paddleboarding - SUP. Inquire at the BDC Office.

FRIDAY MORNING ASSEMBLIES: All Camp at Sailors Hill 8:50-9:30 and Young Children's Program at Mariners Hill 9:30-10:00. Please join us!  

 Every camper and counselor was given a pair of special sunglasses with the BDC logo to embellish. Campers used these glasses to see in new ways on Creative Arts Day.

This Thursday, July 19, is our annual Potluck Picnic and Talent Show. Join us from 5:00-6:30 for BDC fun.

5:00-6:00pm - Pool open for Family Swim, Potluck Picnic and Ice Cream Truck for BDC Camperships.

6:00-6:30 - The Camper/Staff Talent Show

Details: Sign up at the BDC Office if you plan to attend the potluck. Let us know what you are bringing. Please bring enough food for 6 people.

All BDC families are encouraged to attend, including the under five year old camper families in the Young Children's Program. Please park  in the church lot and on the grass if you plan to stay at camp after 5:00. See you then!  

BDC's animal find this week is a big blue crab found in Little Pleasant Bay. Lovingly named, Cumquat, because of his bright orange belly and spots, he came to camp for one day as a visitor to WOW. Cumquat is pictured being released back into the bay having spent a short vacation nestled into the spaghetti pot with sand, salt water, and some food. The shell was used for easy transfer and as a keepsake to remember the big adventure.  
Local Oil Painter, Karen North Wells, visited BDC for the second year in row to paint "en plain aire" (in the open air) on our campus. While CREATING a painting of the BDC Office, Karen was also eager to answer campers questions about her process and about being a professional artist.  


Thank you in advance for keeping our busy parking lot safe for children and families. Please following these guidelines:

- Always follow the directions of the BDC Parking Attendants wearing orange vests.

- Put away your cell phone so that your full attention is on driving and parking.    


- Use the Safe Path (through the trees) to stay away from cars.


- Turn off your car when you go to get your campers.


- While in the parking lot, children should remain with you (not playing with rocks in the parking lot.)


-  We are smoke free campus. Please refrain from smoking in your car while in our lot.



These girls CREATED pressed flower bookmarks. Studying the colors of all the flower choices was a real lesson in color theory.  

We have a little tiny bit of space left in camp in some groups during a few weeks.

BDC if you are interested in joining us! 


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Hello BDC Family and Friends,

As we approach the middle of our summer together at BDC, we are CALM, CONFIDENT, and CREATIVE. For those of us who have been working and playing together for a few weeks, we are in a wonderful groove. Campers and counselors are feeling relaxed and connected.

If you are joining us now, you will find a camp which has a nice comfortable rhythm to each day - CALM. You will find a camp where children are building their skill base in so many areas - CONFIDENT. You will find a camp where campers and staff are thinking together outside of the box - CREATIVE. Enjoy the photos and captions below - you will visually taste the flavor of BDC as we are entering Week #4!

This week, join us at our mid summer, Family Potluck Picnic this Thursday, July 19th. Details below. Our Camper/Staff Talent Show is right after the Potluck. Bring and dish to share and come feel the magic of camp for yourself
. We hope that you will join us and share your.... 
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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp 

PS. We have invited a local ice cream truck* to join the Potluck Picnic. Special BDC Pricing will be offered on all items. Fifty cents a treat will come back to BDC to help support our Camper Scholarship Fund. This is a win-win for everyone! (*Special non high fructose corn syrup treats will be for sale on this evening.) 

Campers were CALM and fascinated when watching wood turner, David Michel, who joined BDC on Creative Arts Day along with other Artists in Residence. Some activities like this one was a "watching activity" others were "doing activities." Thank you one and all for making artists out of every single BDC Camper!
"Art begins where nature leaves off." ~Marc Chagall 

This is a simple and fun Special Event Day at BDC...wear your tent color (see below) on Friday and earn green or white beads at all activities! The two teams will work together throughout the day to see which team earns the most beads!

Mariners Hill  
Blue Fish and Green Seahorses - Green
Pink Dolphins and White Sharks - White

Sailors Hill  
Sprites, Hobie Cats, Lasers -White
Windjammers, Beetle Cats, Javelins - Green

Admirals Hill  
Bay Birds and Thunder and Lightings - Green
Wiannos and Flying Dutchmen - White

BDC's WOW Head ( WOW stands for Wonders of the World-erness) pictured here, CALM, CONFIDENT, CREATIVE. Need I say more?

Older and younger campers being very CREATIVE while working together with staff to make a huge recycle robot man. Remaining CALM while working together was a key element of this success of this project. 
Find Out What's Happening at BDC!

BDC Campers are writing a blog called LEAP DAYS..

Go here!

Campers and tent counselors were feeling CALM and CONFIDENT
on Creative Arts Day. When we keep company with our soul, CREATIVE things happen. Have you spent time with your soul lately?

BDC's own rock band jammed all morning long on Creative Arts Day

Each BDC Buddy Group made up of one older and one younger tent group, wore the same color to camp on Creative Arts Day. They CREATED a BDC Haiku about art and camp. Look for these 5-7-5 syllable poems in next week's E-Waves.

Not sure what the Camper Expectations are at BDC?
 Go here to read BDC '12 Camper's Guide.

Remember to pack a HUGE lunch with lots healthy snacks. Campers burn nearly twice the amount of calories while playing at camp than they do sitting at a desk in school.

Get lots of sleep. Most campers need more sleep in the summer because their bones are growing much faster now than in the winter due to all of the vitamin D from healthy exposure to the sun.  
Wishing you and your family
 Courage, Hope, Good Spirit, and Peace!